This is how our TEFL graduates feel they have gained from their course, and how they plan to put into action what they learned:
G.E. Australia said:
Before commencing this course I was under the impression that the most important factor in teaching was the actual course material and the passing on of correct knowledge. Since doing this course I have come to realize that no single factor is more important than other factors that influence the overall efficiency of the classroom. The classroom dynamic, teacher/student interaction and student psyche are just some of the important factors that must be understood and utilized in order to create a successful class. Teaching is much more in-depth than I realized and I intend to use this knowledge to create a well-balanced classroom that provides the students with the best opportunity to learn as is possible. I will do this by constantly reminding myself to keep the class activities fun, to have a variety of work and really get to know my students. By using class-feedback surveys I can monitor my own progress in this area and act accordingly. I have also learnt that I can gain a wealth of knowledge from experienced teachers, and will be consulting with such regularly to better my own performance and to curb problems before they arise.